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A child's Mead experience is unlike any other.  Mead encourages children to take risks, to explore beyond what they believed was possible, to fearlessly engage in the unknown to discover something new about the world, and about themselves. Mead's unique two-teacher system helps each child become a passionate learner and a confident achiever.
At Mead, expect your child to develop new academic muscles, a tireless curiosity, the courage to question and the skills required to be extraordinary.
Our attention to deep learning, rich, challenging experiences, and personal development has helped us set the standard in education for over 40 years.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 137 students
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / May. 15 / rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1969

Student Body

Total Students
137 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
The Mead School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size
6 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / May. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition Range: 17810-41500
% on Financial Aid
25%
Admissions Director
Joanne Costello

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Ceramics, Chess, Cooking, Flag Football, Nature & Zoology

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Creative Writing, Drama, Improv Theatre, Music

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Baseball, Soccer

School Notes

  • Founded in 1969, Mead is a progressive school committed to setting the standard in education for children from 2-years old to eighth grade.  Our mission is to inspire and challenge students to achieve deep learning and become independent, creative thinkers.  The Mead School cultivates in children the skills and values they need for emotionally, socially and intellectually fulfilling lives.
  • Exceptional Teachers:  Our dynamic teachers are the foundation of our approach. By developing a strong relationship with each child, teachers discover their students` individual strengths, talents and challenges. Teachers work collaboratively with students, tapping into their unique insights and passions, to guide them to their full potential. Ultimately, our goal is to have students take the lead in their own learning.
  • Two-Teacher System:  Each class has a Home Center that is led by a Home Center Director (HCD) - a teacher who is dedicated to the academic, emotional and social development of each child. The role of the HCD is to continually assess each student`s physical, social and emotional well-being and to guide students through challenges and opportunities as they arise.  The HCDs work in partnership with our teachers,  the Curriculum Directors (CDs).   They are experts in specific subjects, such as language arts, math, early childhood development, Spanish, music and drama. CDs take an innovative, personalized approach to teaching. They design their curriculum to engage students on a more meaningful level by presenting the material in fresh and interesting ways. Mead students don`t simply learn facts and figures, they are challenged to think deeply about a subject and understand it from many different perspectives. The result is motivated students who love to learn.
  • Our Approach:    Our school celebrates academic excellence and personal achievement within an atmosphere of respect.  The Mead School cultivates in children the skills and values they will need for emotionally, socially, and intellectually fulfilling lives. Our approach is built upon cognitive and developmental research that shows that individualized, experiential learning provides the most rewarding education for children. The expressive arts are key to our approach. We integrate the expressive arts and academics to create a classroom environment alive with excitement and curiosity, one that encourages profound learning by exposing students to different perspectives and fresh ways of applying their knowledge. 
  • Inclusive & Respectful Community:  Our children are part of a culture that honors their perspective and challenges them to understand the experiences and lives of others. We provide a diversity of perspectives because understanding similarities and differences is critical in becoming a reflective, thoughtful member of society.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 137 students
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / May. 15 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Fairfield County, CT is $23,094 for elementary schools and $33,605 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Fairfield County, CT is 74% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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